Richard T. Harrelson

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  • "Rick and I met at Montgomery Ward where we worked together..."
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Harrelson, Richard (Rick) T.

Richard (Rick) T. Harrelson passed away May 10, 2017, in Albuquerque, surrounded by family and friends.

Rick was born September 20, 1951, in Austin, TX. After numerous moves throughout Texas, the family located to Albuquerque in 1964, where Rick lived ever since. He graduated from Sandia High School in 1969 where he set records as a football player. He graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1973 with a bachelor degree in Business Administration and was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. After college, Rick worked as a financial advisor until he retired.

He is survived by his daughter, Jill Harrelson of Washington, DC; son, Jay Harrelson and his wife Erin and their daughter Kyla, of Jacksonville, FL; mother Wilma Harrelson of Albuquerque, NM; brother, Larry Harrelson and his wife Beverly of Cameron Park, CA; sister, Claudia Allen and her husband Paul of Albuquerque, NM. He was preceded in death by his father, Elton Harrelson.

Rick will be remembered for his wittiness, intelligence, and love of family and friends. He enjoyed fantasy football, crosswords, fishing, golf, ice cream sandwiches, and Twinkies.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Daniels Family Funeral Services - Wyoming Chapel, 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE.

In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial contribution in Rick's honor to the Albuquerque MD Anderson Cancer Center, St. Jude's, or any cancer research society of your choice.

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Daniels Family Funeral Services

7601 Wyoming Blvd NE

Albuquerque, NM 87109


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Published in Albuquerque Journal from May 14 to May 21, 2017
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